German tabloid Bild reported then: “The 13-million-signing sprints the first 30 meters in incredible 3.7 seconds. Thereby he is faster than marvel-sprinter Usain Bolt.”
This myth may or may not come to the end, because German 100 meter sprint champion Julian Reus has challenged the former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target by saying Aubameyang is not faster than Bolt “I will prove that”.
The 25-year-old who runs the 100 meters in 10.8 seconds, which is a lot more than Bolt’s 9.58, has challenged Aubameyang to a sprint race and continued to tell Bild that he will have at least a one meter lead at the 30 meter line.
The pair have been talking up the race on Twitter:
@Julian_Reus sure i accept you're challenge it's Nice for me and after this run i know if i can change Job or not
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) December 18, 2013
If they do go ahead with the race, Arsenal and Tottenham will see what they missed out on: speed.
Spurs are not only missing speed but a prolific, agile striker would have been a good start.
Arsene Wenger now has Theo Walcott back, the fastest football player according to a report by FIFA, but having Aubameyang too surely wouldn't have gone amiss.
A race would be interesting also because it might solve the question who the fastest football player is as well.
Theo Walcott once recorded a maximum speed of 22.2 mph, Aubameyang may have the perfect conditions to beat that if the track duel goes ahead.
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